Transpersonal Counselling and Psychotherapy

Shaun Goodwin M.A. Dipls. Psych. Sup. Sand. UKCP Registered

What is Transpersonal Psychotherapy?

Transpersonal Psychotherapy recognises and works with experiences that extend beyond the normal sense of identity to encompass wider aspects of human kind, life, psyche and cosmos. It has been proved to help people to lighten all sorts of loads and to help in personal growth. This can include:

  • Spiritual development and growth
  • Help with depression
  • Relationship difficulties
  • Low self esteem
  • Sexuality
  • Phobias
  • Help with trauma and anxiety
  • Parenthood
  • Self harming and dietary difficulties
  • Understanding yourself and others

A wide range of transpersonal techniques can be used. The client and the counsellor agree which are the most appropriate and helpful. These methods can include:

  • Creative imagination
  • Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT)
  • Art
  • Guided visualisation, both static and dynamic
  • Meditation and Breathing
  • Psychodrama and mythology
  • Working with the inner child
  • Alchemy
  • Prayer

All transpersonal counsellors are also trained in and use the key conventional therapeutic and counselling disciplines.

Shaun also works with children, adolescents and families and provides supersvision..

What will happen on my first visit?

A first visit with Shaun  lasts for an hour. This gives you the opportunity to discuss your issues with complete confidentiality. Should you decide that transpersonal counselling with Shaun is for you a series of one hour sessions will be agreed. These sessions cost £60.

Shaun has an MA and Diplomas in Counselling, Psychotherapy and Supervision. He is registered with the UKCP. (United Kingdom Council for Psychotherapy). Shaun has also been the CBT group manager for Oxfordshire Mind.

Who is it suitable for?

Transpersonal counselling is multi faith. It believes that there is a soul or higher self and that there is a divine being or One. We are all unique and are born with soul qualities, which have a profound impact on us in addition to genes and environment. Often the therapy involves getting back in touch with those qualities. For an atheist it would therefore be difficult to work in a transpersonal way (unless you are open to being surprised!). However someone with any other belief system, including agnostic would feel at home. Transpersonal counselling can help with any problem, however big or small and can give people the strength to surmount their difficulties.